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April 11, 2014
How to drown out negative coverage of a CNN personality: Surround it with like six ads.

How to drown out negative coverage of a CNN personality: Surround it with like six ads.

13:59 // 3 months ago
March 29, 2014
How Piers Morgan went out last night: He made a passionate plea for more gun control. ”I’m so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive,” he said.

How Piers Morgan went out last night: He made a passionate plea for more gun control. ”I’m so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive,” he said.

13:29 // 3 months ago
March 26, 2014
11:12 // 3 months ago
March 12, 2014

Just to clarify …

lizislazy asks: Is this commentary on the state of public discourse or on this young dumb kid whose name we know for some reason?

» SFB says: It’s a commentary on CNN. — Ernie @ SFB

20:17 // 4 months ago

Presented without comment: A sidebar comprised of nothing but Justin Bieber-related stories on CNN’s website. All of these stories have published since the last week of January.

EDIT: Reposted as photoset for full effect.

19:57 // 4 months ago
February 26, 2014
Life is all about playing the hand that is dealt you. Actually, I would love somebody to deal me another hand right about now – in more ways than one.
Former CNN journalist Miles O’Brien • Cracking wise about losing his arm from the elbow down due to a bout of Acute Compartment Syndrome. O’Brien breaks down the harrowing tale on his blog.
15:43 // 4 months ago
February 23, 2014
Dear Piers Morgan: Sorry you didn’t actually turn into the next Larry King.

Dear Piers Morgan: Sorry you didn’t actually turn into the next Larry King.

21:47 // 4 months ago
February 21, 2014

CNN journalists lose their press credentials in Venezuela, because that’s not shady or anything

  • seven the number of CNN journalists who had their press credentials revoked or denied in Venezuela, a direct response to the country’s icy reaction to the network’s coverage of the country’s current protest-heavy situation. “Enough war propaganda,” President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech. “I do not accept war propaganda against Venezuela. If they do not rectify things, get out of Venezuela, CNN, get out.” source
21:56 // 5 months ago
January 11, 2014
I was torn about the message of the film in the same way that I think I am about the war in Afghanistan itself. I don’t want any more senseless American death. And at the same time I know that there were bad people there and good people that need help.
Jake Tapper offered up this take on the new Mark Wahlberg Afghan War film “Lone Survivor,” and is currently getting savaged for it after an interview with the subject of the film didn’t go so well. But did he bring up an issue that deserves more consideration?

(Source: sfgate.com)

19:21 // 6 months ago
January 10, 2014

Stuff you may have missed: January 10, 2014

The Central African Republic’s leader, Michel Djotodia, just stepped down today, after only nine months on the job. He was not well-liked and took power in a coup, so rejoicing in the streets followed.

Aitzaz Hasan’s death this week should be a lesson of selflessness for the world at large—the Pakistani teen died after tackling a suicide bomber who tried to attack his school, saving hundreds of lives.

The contractor that screwed up the launch of Healthcare.Gov lost its contract with the federal government today. Wonder why.

Signs CNN is past the point of salvaging: Jeff Zucker had to deny a rumor that he was about to hire Jay Leno.

Dropbox is down. Some random hackers are taking credit, but the company says they’re BS’ing.

22:57 // 6 months ago